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‘Creating Institutional Change in Data Science’ paper published

A new paper intended for academic leaders who seek to accelerate data-intensive discovery and data science education on their campuses has been released.

It is based on the experiences of the three institutions (New York University; University of California, Berkeley; […]

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2017 Moore Sloan Data Science Summit held in New Orleans

By Robin Brooks
Over 120 people attended the Moore Sloan Data Science Summit Nov. 5 – 8, 2017, in New Orleans, LA. The conference, held to foster collaboration as part of the Moore Sloan Data Science […]

November 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |
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Blog: My eScience experience

By Kivan Polimis
I heard about the eScience Institute in the fall of 2014, during my first quarter at the University of Washington (UW), and was immediately drawn in by the Institute’s inclusive approach. That mention […]

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Postdoctoral fellows join eScience team

By Robin Brooks
The eScience Institute has recently welcomed 14 new Moore-Sloan Data Science and Washington Research Foundation Innovation in Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows representing 13 different departments on campus, and a breadth of research and technical […]

November 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |
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Welcome from Director Magdalena Balazinska

Dear eScience team and community,

The new school year is in full gear and the eScience Institute is once again the place on campus where researchers come to learn about the latest data science tools and […]

October 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |
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2017 Geohackweek a collaborative success

By Anthony Arendt, data scientist and Geohackweek organizer
The University of Washington’s eScience Institute hosted the second annual Geohackweek Sept. 11 – 15, 2017. Inspired by AstroHackWeek and Neurohackweek, the conference combined tutorials with group work (“hacks”) on […]

October 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |
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Fall Welcome Event

By Robin Brooks

The eScience Institute held its annual Fall Welcome Event Oct. 2, 2017, in the WRF Data Science Studio. Dozens of students, faculty and staff members enjoyed a warm welcome from Magdalena Balazinska, director of […]

October 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |
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Neurohackweek: an international collaboration

By Ariel Rokem, data scientist and Neurohackweek organizer

Forty graduate students, postdocs, research staff and faculty took part in Neurohackweek 2017, including international attendees from Turkey, Russia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Denmark.

The neuroscience conference, which ran […]

October 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Data Science for Social Good in the news

By Robin Brooks

The Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) final project presentations happened on Aug. 17, 2017, on the Seattle campus. The fellows presented on the results of their projects over a two-hour period to […]

August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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Interview with archaeologist Ben Marwick

By Robin Brooks

The pioneering archaeology work of Ben Marwick, data science fellow and member of the eScience Institute Steering Committee, has resulted in several high-profile publications and garnered lots of media attention. His paper “Human occupation […]

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Leadership changes at the eScience Institute

The eScience Institute is pleased to announce recent changes in leadership and institutional structure. We are extremely grateful to Ed Lazowska and Bill Howe for their inspiring leadership and look forward to their continued contributions […]

July 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |
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NASA High Mountain Asia Project

By Robin Brooks
Over one billion people live downstream of the region referred to as High Mountain Asia, an area ranging from the Hindu Kush and Tien Shan in the west to the Eastern Himalaya, and […]

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Social good fellows win Seattle Angelhack

By Robin Brooks
2017 Data Science for Social Good fellows Brett Bejcek, Mayuree Binjolkar, and Orysya Stus, with UW electrical engineering PhD student Yana Sosnovskaya, competed in and won the ‘Best use of HERE Technologies’ challenge […]

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Data Science for Social Good fellows meet in Vancouver

By Robin Brooks
The first Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative Summit took place on the University of British Columbia campus July 13 – 14. eScience Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) student fellows and project leads joined with […]

  • DSSG fellows Orysya Stus, Michael Vlah, Brett Bejcek, Mayuree Binjolkar. Photo: Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

Data Science for Social Good fellows take AI prize

By Robin Brooks
Four of the 2017 eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) fellows took first place in the Seattle Global AI Hackathon, “the world’s first ever AI hackathon series”. Brett Bejcek, Mayuree Binjolkar, Orysya Stus, […]

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Data science team wins Husky Seed Fund Award

By Robin Brooks
A team of data scientists, including Anat Caspi, data science fellow and director of the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, Nick Bolton, former Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) project lead, ethnographer Anissa Tanweer, […]

  • WideOpen is a new open-source tool to help advance open science by automatically detecting datasets that are overdue for publication. Its use on the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) led to the dramatic drop of overdue datasets, with 400 datasets released within the first week.PLOS Biology

Bill Howe co-develops new WideOpen data tool

By Robin Brooks
Bill Howe, associate director of the Institute, is the co-creator of WideOpen, a new tool that may “help advance open science by automatically detecting datasets that are overdue for publication”.

Find the paper on […]

June 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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Cloud Maven website released

By Robin Brooks
“We’re trying to help researchers collaborate,” said Rob Fatland, UW director of cloud and data solutions. “We’re advocating for their success. We offer options they may not realize are available to them.” added […]

June 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Fellow published in Nature Neuroscience

By Robin Brooks
Ben Marwick, eScience data science fellow and member of the steering committee, has co-authored a commentary piece published May 25, 2017, in Nature Neuroscience. The article “Toward standard practices for sharing computer code and programs […]

May 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |
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Data Science for Social Good fellow presents at NetMob17

Rachael Dottle, a 2016 eScience Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) fellow, recently presented a paper titled “A tool for estimating and visualizing poverty maps” at NetMob17 in Milan, Italy. This paper is a direct outgrowth […]

May 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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eScience Winter Incubator Program spotlight

By Robin Brooks
For ten weeks over the winter 2017 quarter, the UW eScience Institute hosted its annual Winter Incubator Program, a collaborative intensive designed to connect data scientists from the Institute and domain scientists with […]

May 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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David Beck appointed associate director of DIRECT program

By Robin Brooks
David Beck, eScience senior data science fellow, director of research and life sciences, and research assistant professor in chemical engineering, has been promoted to associate director of the Data Intensive Research Enabling Clean […]

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eScience Institute co-hosts Transportation Data Challenge Launch Event

By Robin Brooks
The eScience Institute and the West Big Data Innovation Hub co-hosted the National Transportation Data Challenge Launch Event, held May 2 – 3, 2017. The event drew dozens of participants in-person at the […]

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Cloud 101 Hands-On Immersion Workshop held

By Robin Brooks

UW Research Computing, in conjunction with the eScience Institute, held its first Cloud 101 Hands-On Immersion Workshop on April 4, 2017, at the Husky Union Building. There were 46 registered participants, including researchers, faculty […]

April 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |